The USC Equity Research Institute (formerly the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration) is hiring a Data Analyst.
The USC Equity Research Institute (ERI) is a research unit headed by Professor Manuel Pastor and situated within the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. Founded in 2007, ERI provides forward-looking, actionable research to support community-based organizations, funders, and other stakeholders working towards social, racial, economic, and environmental justice. ERI produces data-driven analysis and rigorous research to inform movements and policy; leads convenings and communications that deepen and broaden our reach into key audiences; engages in strategic collaborations that leverage our strengths for broader impact; and models an effective, sustainable, and racially-just research center. For more information about us and our projects, visit: https://dornsife.usc.edu/ERI
The Data Analyst will play a critical role in analyzing, preparing, and disseminating information that advances justice and equity in Los Angeles, California, and the nation. at ERI, the Data Analyst will not only produce rigorous quantitative and qualitative research, but will also help shape the messaging and strategic frameworks that influence public policy, grant making, coalition building, and on-the-ground campaigns. Through conference planning, public presentations, and professional development opportunities, the Data Analyst will also become part of a network of leading researchers, policy makers, and grassroots organizers dedicated to using data to advance racial, economic, and social justice.
The data analyst/project specialist will require a mix of skills: familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research strategies, an ability to use statistical and GIS software, experience in statistical analysis and testing, and an ability to make all this relevant to communities and organizations. The Specialist should be familiar with public datasets, particularly Census data; have an ability to help conduct basic analyses; and should be able to build graphs, maps, and other materials for messaging and communications through reports, presentations, organizing and facilitating convenings, and other forms of dissemination.Â The Specialist may also engage in qualitative interview work, coordinate with community-based research partners, engage in report and article writing, and participate in strategic planning/organizational development activities.
The ideal candidate holds a Masters Degree with 3 years experience, has a commitment to racial, economic, and social justice and is bilingual/biliterate.
Required Documents and Additional Information:
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of (5) business days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts on sporting, recreation, art venues, and other campus events.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience to be able to advise on project procedures and analysis techniques
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.